Trust STFC vice-chair Alex Pollock updates readers and members about the key events regarding Swindon Town over the past fortnight.

Town fans should need no reminder that a lot can happen in two weeks of the close season at the club. The squad is starting to take shape, and a we’d like to wish a very warm TrustSTFC welcome to those who have joined us in the last couple of weeks: Angus MacDonald, Tomi Adeloye, Romeao Hutton, Saidou Khan, Ronan Darcy, and Tom Clayton.

July’s Advisory Board minutes were also published last week, and we followed these up with communication to Trust members who should have received an email.

Some of the key points from that meeting include: over 4,500 season tickets have now been sold; debts continue to be reduced month-on-month; progress continues to be made on the joint venture purchase of The County Ground; plans for the future direction of STFC Women are being regularly discussed; arrests have been made by Staffordshire Police following issues at Port Vale, and the club have followed feedback from the Trust and OSC on the pricing structure for matchday ticket prices for the forthcoming season and revised down a number of prices.

As part of the matchday pricing survey we shared with members back in May, we also asked for feedback on offerings of the kiosks at the ground.

Over the close season, the club has taken the decision to bring the running of the kiosks in-house moving forward, which will not only allow them to generate additional revenue to be re-invested in the club, but also allows them to be more reactive to feedback and take greater control on what is being offered.

A new addition to our portion of the Advisory Board was submitting a host of fan questions to Rob Angus and Clem Morfuni for them to answer, and these responses are included in the published notes.

Moving forward, we will look to include this segment on a monthly basis, and Trust members can submit their questions via for us to pose.

We were notified that a couple of submitted questions were missed off the list, and we can only apologise for this whilst we’re still working on the best process for managing this new addition. If your question was missed, please let us know via email, and we can ensure it’s added to August’s Advisory Board meeting which is taking place on Tuesday 9.

Work-streams within TrustSTFC continue to progress, and each board member is now responsible for specific items. We’re working hard on continued projects such as the new website, our statue of Don Rogers, and the potential for a club museum. But as well as these, we’re also looking to input on areas such as the match-day experience, and provide more oversight to areas such as sustainability and the environment, and diversity and inclusion.

This Saturday sees Town take on Cardiff City in the final pre-season match before the new season gets underway, and for anyone attending, a quick reminder that its a 12:00pm kick-off, which is earlier than initially scheduled.

Our opening game of the season sees us away to Harrogate Town - safe travels to those making the trip to North Yorkshire. And after that, we hope to see many of you back at The County Ground for our first home fixture on August 6 against Salford! COYR!